Bangalore, Dec 4: Ace shuttler Gayatri Vartak notched up her best performance in international Badminton reaching the semifinals of the Welsh International 2007 in Cardiff.
However, the TATA Padukone Badminton Academy trainee, lost in the semis to the eventual winner and World No. 53 Gill Pittard of England 16-21, 9-21, press release issued here today by the Academy.
On route to the semis, Gayatri beat Munn Tzin Bong of England 21-16,21-10; Chioe Magee (Ireland) 23-21,21-12 and Atu Rosalina Sagita (Indonesia) in the quarters 21-18,15-21,21-15.
Gayatri, currently ranked 174 in the world, was sure to improve her ranking by a good margin when the new rankings are released on 6th December.
Gayatri, along with academy-mate Aditi Mutatkar, was training under British coach Tom John in London prior to participating in the European circuit tournaments.